Wednesday, April 25, 2018



Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Anything Goes  

We are showcasing My Favorite Things  Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used.
As always the lovely Heidi and team Simon will be giving away a $50 Voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store ! 

I couldn't wait for this challenge because we are showcasing My Favourite Things and my Splendid  Swans have been waiting patiently to be used. I even got the dies even though I didn't use them for the reeds but stamped directly onto my card.

So my background, you've guessed it I've used Oxides and with the smooching technique.  Which is smooch the inkpad on a craft mat, spray with a mister, then lay different pieces of card until all the ink as gone. Some you will like some you won't, I still use the ones I don't like for example that what I used for the leaves on the reeds.

Once my oxide background is dry, I cut using two of the Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp. You could raised one part to make a frame but I knew I was stamping the reeds and thought it would look better.

I stamped the swans three times, one for the base and cut out using the die, one for the whole body which I fussy cut out and  I embossed the back to give it a slight curved look. Finally the third one was for the wings.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Sky Background and the sentiment was made with the You from the I love you die and the Love both from Simon Says Stamp but I'm pretty sure you could just miss out the I and save some pennies to buy something else.

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love MFT and this is so cute, great colours too

Tracy Freeman said...

Beautiful Debby, the background looks fab and those swans are so beautiful x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card x

Chrissy said...

So lovely Debby and really cute too..


Pat said...

This is really pretty using these swans and reeds Debby and love the smooshed blue sky and the green on the leaves, and what a great large white sentiment and clouds and lots of beautiful dimension. x

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the smooched background and the lovely, layered swans.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Debby! I love the background you've created and the swans are so cute xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debby :-) the swans are so beautiful and I love the background, the whole design is so pretty :-)

Lols x x x

Colleen Balija said...

I love the swans! Beautiful!

Cheryl W. said...

Your smooshed background turned out great, and the swans look fantastic with all your special touches.

Stephanie Leykauf said...

This is SUCH a sweet scene, Debby! I love the swans and the way you made your background with oxide inks!

Simon Says Stamp!

Fikreta said...

very beautiful card!

Lynne in NI said...

Love your swans Debby, and fabulous background too!